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SMA News Today Podcast Episode 2: An Interview With Author Ben Mattlin

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In the second episode of the SMA News Today podcast, Community Editor Kevin Schaefer interviews author Ben Mattlin. Mattlin is a Los Angeles-based writer living with SMA type 2.

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Mattlin’s first book Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity is a memoir detailing everything from his childhood in New York to his college years at Harvard to his career, his marriage and his family life. His upcoming book In Sickness and in Health: Love, Disability and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of Inter-abled Romance features a series of stories about various inter-abled couples who Mattlin has met.

In this interview, Mattlin discusses both of these books, his other writings, daily life and provides commentary on how disability is portrayed in mainstream media. For more information about his work and where to preorder In Sickness and in Health, please visit his website.

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SMA News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Kevin is a writer, podcaster, and lover of all things pop-culture. Diagnosed with SMA Type 2 at the age of 18 months, he shares a vast array of hilarious and eye-opening stories from his life with a neuromuscular disability. In addition to his weekly columns, he works as the Director of Forums for this site’s parent company, BioNews. Kevin is a graduate of North Carolina State University and lives with his parents in Cary, NC. People regularly mistake him for Tony Stark, on account of his intellect and advanced technological equipment.

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Kevin is a writer, podcaster, and lover of all things pop-culture. Diagnosed with SMA Type 2 at the age of 18 months, he shares a vast array of hilarious and eye-opening stories from his life with a neuromuscular disability. In addition to his weekly columns, he works as the Director of Forums for this site’s parent company, BioNews. Kevin is a graduate of North Carolina State University and lives with his parents in Cary, NC. People regularly mistake him for Tony Stark, on account of his intellect and advanced technological equipment.

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